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4 Simple Lessons About Money You Should Be Teaching Your Child

Being good with your personal finances is an essential life skill. It’s not just about the money you can save but the freedom it gives you to make decisions out of choice rather than necessity. That choice is something that all of us wish for our children to have in their lives, and passing on […]


5 Essentials Your Family Needs and How to Get Them on a Budget

Creating a budget and sticking to it is not an easy task. Nonetheless it is one that many people must do. It is a lot harder than it seems to get even the essentials when you have a tight budget, and many struggle. Sometimes you will find yourself trying to stretch your budget further than […]


How to Use Your Tax Return to Reduce Your Grocery Budget

Use Your Tax Refund to Restock Your Pantry

I feed my family of 5 on $150 or less each week, and that budget includes household supplies and things like cat litter and pet food. I’m often asked how I do it, and I attribute much of those savings to yearly budget prep work. If you can, use your tax return to reduce your […]


6 Ways to Trim Your Budget When You Have NO Money

How to Save Money When You're Broke

When you’re already on a tight budget, finding ways to be even more frugal is difficult. I’ve read countless articles and most give the same advice: live debt free, buy store brand groceries, eat at home, buy secondhand. If you’re already doing those things, how in the world do you save money? How do you […]


7 Ways to Save BIG on the New Baby

It’s no secret that baby #3 was a surprise for us… for a couple reasons really. One, I didn’t realize after baby #2 that I’d want any more children. Two, once we were both on board with having another one, neither of us thought it would happen as quickly as it did. The problem was […]